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The Countess of Baton Rouge

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • 1997
  • André Forcier
  • 94 mins

Summary

Montreal film-maker Rex Prince travels to Louisiana to search for his first love Paula Paul, the Countess of the title: the loveliest bearded lady ever to grace a circus sideshow. To win her love he takes on the job of Human Cannonball; wins her and loses her tragically, then tries to commit their love story to film. An exploration of self-image and memory, and the glamour (used in the sense of a magic spell or illusory reality) which the movie camera can weave.

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Credits

Cast

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Rex PrinceRobin Aubert
Paula Paul de NervalGeneviève Brouillette
Fictionalized Paula PaulIsabel Richer
Roy TranquilleDavid Boutin
The Great Zenon - The CyclopsFrédéric Desager
Édouard DoréGaston Lepage
Nuna BreauxFrance Castel
Angèlie TemporelLouise Marleau
Bébé CrocodileFrancine Ruel
Julie LarousseMichèle-Barbara Pelletier

Crew

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DirectorAndré Forcier
ProducerRoger Frappier
ComposerMichel Cusson
EditorRichard Comeau
Production designerClaude Paré

Details

Languages
French
Formats
Colour
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